8 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

2
days
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. In February, Cairns is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
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Shaolin Junk Cruises

3
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

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